Bienvenido Pujols is a softball pitcher famously known as the father of Albert Pujlos (aka Jose Alberto Pujols Alcantara). His son is a Dominican–American professional former baseball first baseman and designated hitter who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball. Named one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Albert made several records being in a team like the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Besides being a celebrity father, lately, Bienvenido came into highlight when the news of him molesting a minor girl surfaced in the media. It was also reported that Pujols himself submitted to the police and when this news sparked the media, millions of Albert’s well-wishers and the whole game fraternity were concerned about the issue. Well, did Albert’s father really molest minor girls or it’s just a false rumor?
Get to know everything about Bienvenido Pujols including his early life, family, children, and many more. We will also cover the news of him molesting a girl in detail. Stick with us till the end.
Bienvenido Pujols Surrendered Himself To Police In 2020; What Had Happened?
In June 2020, the Dominican Republic native, Bienvenido submitted himself to the Pembroke Pines police authorities after the arrest warrant was issued against him in South Florida.
What actually happened was, the celebrity father was accused of molesting a minor girl between 2008 to 2012. As per the police reports, Albert’s father took advantage of his job as a babysitter and molest a 5-year-old baby girl. Later in 2015, the victim girl reported the past happening to her mother, and then authorities issued his arrest warrant.
As per the incident reported by the victim to the police, Albert’s father used to show her adult pornography videos. He also forced her to kiss him, and also exposed himself in front of a girl. She also stated that whenever she cried, Pujols used to say,
“I don’t know why you’re crying. I know you like it.”
After the victim’s statement, the Dominican native denied the allegation. But he was put under investigation. And later he was charged with sexual battery and lewd and lascivious molestation of a person less than 12 years.
Where Is Bienvenido Pujols Today?
In 2020, after the case emerged, Bienvenido was sent to Broward County Jail without bond. So until the case concludes, he will remain in jail.
So, probably at present, Albert Pujols’ father is still inside the prison.
Albert Pujols’ Dad, Bienvenido Pujols Age And Early Life
Bienvenido Pujols is currently 69 years old. While his exact birth figure is unknown, the celebrity father was born to his parents in the year 1953. He originally belongs to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Similarly, he grew up under the care of his mother America Pujols alongside his 10 siblings in his hometown. To date, the information about his father is not revealed.
Besides, Bienvenido belongs to the Dominican ethnicity and probably holds dual nationality, one Dominican and another American.
Bienvenido Pujols Is A Former Athlete; What Game He Was Into?
As mentioned earlier, Bienvenido Pujols was a softball pitcher in the Dominican Republic. Which team he was associated with is not known but he used to be considered a great pitcher at the time in his home country.
Once in an interview with Sports Illustrated Vault, his now-famous son Albert stated that his father being an athlete greatly inspired him. In fact, he considered his dad his idol. Further, the baseball player also said that he used to wear Bienvenido’s jersey and roam around the neighborhood of his hometown Santo Domingo.
Was Bienvenido Pujols Married? If Yes, Who Is His Wife?
Being the father of a son, no doubt that Bienvenido Pujols had been in a relationship with his child Albert Pujols’ mother. But, it is yet to be revealed whether he was married to his son’s mother or not.
To date, almost null information about his personal life is exposed in the media. Further, despite having such a huge name, Pujols’ son Albert never talked about his mother or step-mom (in case his father remarried). And because of this, we are unable to divulge Bienvenido’s marital life.
Bienvenido Pujols’ Only Son Is A Renowned Player
The former softball pitcher, Bienvenido is the father of his only son Albert Pujols who was born on January 16, 1980, in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. As of 2023, he is 43 years of age and is a retired baseball player now.
Pujols’ now-popular son Albert started his professional playing career in the late 1990s after he migrated to the United States alongside his dad and his grandmother. As a baseball player for more than two decades, he made several records for which he was named MVP in 2005, 2008, and 2009, an 11-time All-Star, a six-time silver slugger, and others.
Further for his contribution as a baseballer, Bienvenido’s son is honored with several awards like Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award two times. He is also awarded NL Hank Aaron Award, NL battling champion, NL RBI leader, and others.
Bienvenido Pujols Is A Grandfather
From his son Albert’s marriage with his ex-wife Deidra Pujols, Bienvenido is a grandfather to his four grandchildren. He has two grandsons named Albert “AJ” Pujols Jr. and Ezra Pujols. His elder grandson Albert, 23 is a golfer and the younger one Ezra, 13 is currently a school student. In the past, Ezra was also a baseball player like his father.
Further, he is also a grandfather to his two granddaughters Sophia Pujols, 17 who is an aspiring gymnast. Also his youngest granddaughter Esther Grace Pujols is 11 years old. In addition, Bienvenido has a 25-year-old granddaughter Isabella Pujols, his son’s adopted daughter. She was born with Down Syndrome.
Bienvenido Pujols’ Son Is Super Rich; What Is His Net Worth?
At present, the former softball pitcher’s net worth is under the media’s radar. Meanwhile, his son Albert Pujols has an estimated net worth of $170 million. No doubt that he earned such a huge amount of money from his successful playing career.